Skip Terms & Conditions
When ordering a skip please ensure that you have the following information to hand:
- Full delivery postcode.
- Contact name and telephone number
- Order number if required
- Credit/debit card details
- The type of waste going into the skip
- Whether the skip will be located on private or public land.
- Any restrictions for example height, weight, time or location.
Skips must be delivered on to private property and cannot be placed on the public highway without a permit. This includes roads, footpaths and grass verges maintained by the highway department. Permits can be arranged for you, please ask for more information on prices. Please note that permits can take up to 14 working days to be approved from the relevant Council. If a skip is to be placed on the public highway then you must ensure that it is suitably lit and provided with the relevant law of the council. Lights and cones can be provided where required please discuss for further details. Failure to advise that the skip is going on the road may result in a failed delivery and wasted journey charge if there is nowhere suitable off the road on private property to drop the skip.
Skips cannot be lifted over anything including hedges, gates, walls and fences and a Skip delivery lorry cannot drive over any manhole covers, raised kerbs or grassed areas in order to deliver the skip. You must also ensure that there is sufficient room for the lorry to deliver and collect the skip. Remember, you are responsible for ensuring suitable access. If you require dimensions of the vehicle delivering the skip, please request and the skip provider will be happy to provide you with the dimensions.
Failure to ensure there is adequate access could result in extra charges such as wasted journeys and waiting time on site, as well as failed deliveries.
Skip providers will not accept any soil, rubble or any other heavy waste in 12 or 14 yd skips. Please check what size is suitable if you have such waste to dispose of. Skips must be level loaded to enable them to be transported safely and legally. Any skips found over loaded will incur wasted journey charges. It will also delay the collection and you will be asked to unload the skip to an acceptable level.
Customers ordering skips on privately owned property do so at their own risk. Please be aware that skip lorries can weigh up to 16 tonnes and can subsequently damage some surfaces. Damage can also be caused by the stabilisers when offloading and loading the skip on to the vehicle, as well as the skip itself causing sinkage and damage to surfaces. We cannot accept responsibility for any damage caused by our skip providers vehicles whilst delivering and collecting from your sites and you may be asked to sign a disclaimer.
If you would like any help or information on ground protections then please do not hesitate to ask and discuss with your skip provider prior to delivery or on booking, to avoid wasted journey charges and unnecessary damages.
There are restrictions as to what waste can be placed into a General Waste skip and different rates for specific waste types. The following items cannot be put into a General Waste skip and you may be asked to come and collect the item from the transfer station, or pay extra charges to dispose of them if they are found in the skip upon tipping…
- Large electrical Items including Televisions, Computer Monitors or Fridge Freezers
- Paint tins containing residue (they MUST be washed out and completely free of paint)
- Fluorescent Tubing
- Oil or Oil Containers
- Gas Canisters & Bottles
- Plasterboard (please check upon ordering)
- Clinical or Medical Waste including Syringes
- Fire Extinguishers
- Ash or fire damaged materials
There are other hazardous materials that cannot be placed in a skip, so if you are unsure of anything please contact your skip provider to check before putting it in the skip so that you can be advised on alternative ways to dispose of it if the skip provider is unable to do so.
Notification of changes of disposal of PLASTERBOARD.
As of the 1st April 2009 regulations have been changed by the environment agency banning the land filling of Gypsum waste including plasterboard. This clearly removes the 10% guidelines value previously used. After the 1st April 2009, some skips containing plasterboard will be refused. If plasterboard is found on tipping, the skip will be re-filled and returned, involving extra charges. Therefore plasterboard will have to be segregated separately into specific skips and charged by the weight.